Music is My Life: Episode 029

Evan Dando (Lemonheads) on Songwriting, Guitars, and Mrs. Robinson

Evan Dando has been releasing music for more than 30 years, reaching a commercial high point in the early and mid 1990s with the Lemonheads albums It’s a Shame about Ray and Come on Feel the Lemonheads. Most of the attention came from a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” which Dando wasn’t too happy about for a while, but thanks to Martin Scorsese, he’s not so down about it anymore.

He started the Lemonheads in 1986 with Ben Deily and Jesse Peretz, and has taken a few hiatuses from the name (including one where he joined the Blake Babies with Juliana Hatfield).

If you need to brush up on your knowledge of Dando’s music, check out this comprehensive sampler we put together.